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1st T20I, Johannesburg, Apr 10 2021, Pakistan tour of South Africa
(19.5/20 ov)189/6
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
74 (50)
mohammad-rizwan
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Mohammad Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf complete Pakistan's highest successful chase

Blazing half-centuries from Markram and Klaasen, and a fine spell from Shamsi, went in vain

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Comms: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
South Africa188/6(20 overs)
Pakistan189/6(19.5 overs)

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Babar: "Winning the first game gives us more confidence. We carried the confidence from the ODIs. Rizwan played an outstanding innings. First six overs of our bowling wasn't good, but we did well to restrict them in the back five. And Rizwan's innings was the difference too. The plan while chasing was to get momentum as openers, knowing that Fakhar and Hafeez will follow. The idea was to utilise the first six overs well."

Rizwan is the Player of the Match. He said: "It was a bit tricky track in the second innings,. But the way the skipper and I started in the Powerplay it was good. Fakhar's ODI innings was on my mind today while playing on how to play on this surface by taking some time early on. International cricket is always about pressure. Message was also coming from dugout and keep going. We like that we have good batsmen in the lower order too."

Klaasen: "We were 10-15 short. Wicket was good. Aiden and I had a good partnership. I reckon Janneman and Aiden played, showed early it was a good wicket. A few balls were inconsistent with the spinners. When I got in, Aiden said it was a good wicket to play shots. If we had executed better with the ball in the death, our score was enough. One or two things on the field too. Need to fine tune fielding choices and bowling effort too. We can turn it around with some fine tuning and execution."

Peanut: "This series has been great so far, tight games, good cricket, drama!"

Shoaib Manzoor: "Things to rememer, This is the highest t20 chase by Pakistan."

Rajat: "Depleted side or not, South Africa have themselves to blame here. Firstly a poor close with the bat in last 5 overs which meant they ended 20 runs short of what they should have easily got. Then they had a chance to restrict Pakistan who needed 57 off 28 balls with 5 wickets down. Most teams should be able to defend that even with their second string bowling attack. "

Zain: "I'd give Hassan Ali man of the match basically won Pakistan the match on both ends."

Sadiq Siddiqui: "Lizaad really bowled a brilliant last over under pressure. Unfortunate that two catches were dropped off his bowling. Pakistan was destined to win I think so."

6.08pm And some sloppy fielding in the final over means that Pakistan win this with one ball to spare. If they got a wicket in the first ball, and then the chance for Hendricks, and this game could've had a different story. Rizwan stays unbeaten on 74, and leads the handshakes. The visitors lead 0-1.

South Africa will have so many what-ifs today. Their death overs with the bat was poor too, and then too many full tosses when Pakistan were on the back foot. Faheem's 14-ball 30 was super useful too. South African support staff actually look very disappointed. Boucher and co definitely feel like this game was theirs to win, especially when Pakistan needed 52 off four overs. Their only positive is that the bowling attack was very inexperienced, while Pakistan were nearly full strength.

Mariam: "The 17th over brought Pakistan back into the game. Absolutely mindblowing by Rizwan and Faheem. "

19.5
3
Williams to Hasan Ali, 3 runs

yorker length, on off. Manages to squeeze it to deep midwicket for two. And oh dear, the bowler fluffs the throw and they take an overthrow for the third to seal the win. Pakistan win by four wickets

Three off two.

Bilal: "I already pointed out that the six of Shaheen's last ball will haunt Pak"

19.4
2
Williams to Hasan Ali, 2 runs

full just outside off. Tries to clear long off, but slices it. Cover runs behind to take the catch. Falls just beyond Hendricks

Five off three. Big ball coming up.

19.3
4
Williams to Hasan Ali, FOUR runs

full outside off. Gets inside the ball's line and looks to clear long off. Instead it takes a thick edge, and goes to the third man boundary

Pakistan need 9 off 4. Super over loading?

19.2
W
Williams to Faheem, OUT

does the job next ball though! Full, on middle, and gets it under the swinging bat. Middle stump gone

Faheem Ashraf b Williams 30 (21m 14b 4x4 1x6) SR: 214.28
19.1
2
Williams to Faheem, 2 runs

full on middle. Can't get under it, so mistimes the shot. Taken in the deep? No, dropped! Long on runs it, dives forward to take the catch, but the ball pops out.

Williams. 11 to win.

end of over 1911 runs
PAK: 178/5CRR: 9.36 RRR: 11.00
Faheem Ashraf28 (12)
Mohammad Rizwan74 (50)
Sisanda Magala 3-0-35-0
Beuran Hendricks 4-0-32-3

A solid comeback after the two fours.

18.6
1
Magala to Faheem, 1 run

excellent finish to the over. Off-stump yorker, driven down the ground to long-on

18.5
1
Magala to Rizwan, 1 run

low full-toss on leg stump, clipped away towards deep square leg

18.4
1
Magala to Faheem, 1 run

length ball angling across to off stump, looked like the offcutter. Not short enough to pull, gets a bottom-edge down to short fine leg

18.3
Magala to Faheem, no run

in the blockhole, on off stump, jabbed back to the bowler

18.2
4
Magala to Faheem, FOUR runs

four more, and this is getting easy for Pakistan. Full, leg-stumpish, and that's not good when you have fine leg in the circle. Flicked away, and the ball beats him easily to his right

18.1
4
Magala to Faheem, FOUR runs

wow. Full-toss, just about waist-high, slanting away from off stump, and Faheem slaps it away to the left of deep point

Pakistan need 22 off 12. You'd think they are favourites.

end of over 1816 runs
PAK: 167/5CRR: 9.27 RRR: 11.00
Mohammad Rizwan73 (49)
Faheem Ashraf18 (7)
Beuran Hendricks 4-0-32-3
Lizaad Williams 3-0-28-0
17.6
Hendricks to Rizwan, no run

good length, outside off and angling further away. Premeditated attempt at at a paddle shot, but the line forces him to change his mind. Ends up under-edging a confused shot to Klaasen

17.5
1
Hendricks to Faheem, 1 run

full outside off. Driven hard, to long off

Kash: "Fasten your seatbelts Thrilling finish ahead."

17.4
1
Hendricks to Rizwan, 1 run

full toss again, but this time the whip finds deep midwicket

17.3
4
Hendricks to Rizwan, FOUR runs

another one! On his toes, and whipped behind square, for four to deep backward square

James : "Ghumman, this is Pakistan. Expect the unexpected!"

17.2
6
Hendricks to Rizwan, SIX runs

full toss again. On off, and he clubs it over deep midwicket! Sixteen runs off the last three balls now

17.1
4
Hendricks to Rizwan, FOUR runs

full toss to start the over. Around off stump, and he drives it over mid off to start the over with a boundary

end of over 1714 runs
PAK: 151/5CRR: 8.88 RRR: 12.66
Faheem Ashraf17 (6)
Mohammad Rizwan58 (44)
Lizaad Williams 3-0-28-0
Beuran Hendricks 3-0-16-3
16.6
6
Williams to Faheem, SIX runs

full, just outside off. Tees off like a golfer and gets it beyond long on! They got 14

16.5
1
Williams to Rizwan, 1 run

full toss, just outside off. Slogged to deep midwicket

16.4
1
Williams to Faheem, 1 run

full on off. Drilled to long on

Best performances - batters
Mohammad Rizwan portrait
Mohammad Rizwan PAK
74 runs (50)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
slog shot
22 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
497066636
Aiden Markram portrait
AK Markram SA
51 runs (32)
8 fours
1 six
Control88%
Productive shot
cut shot
22 runs
5 fours
0 six
0101617683
Best performances - bowlers
Beuran Hendricks portrait
BE Hendricks SA
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Mohammad Nawaz, player portrait
Mohammad Nawaz PAK
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of South Africa
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan
Series resultPakistan led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1145
Match days10 April 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Lizaad Williams
Lizaad Williams
Sisanda Magala
Sisanda Magala
Wihan Lubbe
Wihan Lubbe
Umpires
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Adrian Holdstock
South Africa Image
Allahudien Paleker
TV Umpire
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Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire
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Shaun George
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
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